KANSAS CITY — With summer around the corner, new offerings are refreshing menus at foodservice locations across the United States and Canada.
Inspired by the newest Spider-Man movie, Burger King is adding a Whopper burger in partnership with Sony’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. The limited-edition Whopper features a red bun, topped with black sesame seeds, as well as melted Swiss cheese, and all the traditional Whopper toppings.
“Like the infinite number of universes that can be explored in the next installment of the award-winning Spider-Man franchise, Burger King fans can discover new and exciting ways to customize the ‘Spider-Verse’ menu items,” said Pat O’Toole, chief marketing officer, Burger King North America. “This co-promotion allows us to bring the best of both worlds together, creating countless possibilities for guests to have it their way and rule their Spider-Verse.”
Casual chain Fuzzy’s Taco Shop expanded its menus with limited-edition elote offerings, including a chicken elote taco, a chicken elote bowl and an elote side.
The chicken elote double stack taco features the elote, cilantro-lime rice, grilled fajita chicken, with a topping of feta, cilantro and Tajin chile-lime seasoning, served in a flour tortilla. The bowl features elote, cilantro-lime rice, and grilled fajita chicken, topped with tortilla strips, feta, sour cream and tajin.
“Elote has gained popularity over the years and we’re looking forward to sharing our take on the street food staple with our Fuzzy’s fans,” said Laura Purser, vice president of marketing at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. “We’re excited to offer multiple ways for guests to enjoy this flavor whether it be as a taco or a bowl, or a side to one of our existing Baja-style dishes.”
Slim Chickens is bringing back its grilled chicken strawberry salad and adding a grilled chicken strawberry wrap. Both the wrap and the salad feature strawberries, feta crumbles, candied pecans and grilled chicken tenders.
“Slim Chickens is really excited to offer these farm-fresh, flavorful menu options to customers,” said Christopher Allison, chief marketing officer for Slim Chickens. “We know the grilled chicken strawberry salad was a huge hit with our patrons, and we wanted to add another limited time menu item that would echo this flavor profile and give customers another option to enjoy the tastes of summer combined with our incredible chicken tenders.”